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1270 Agricola Drive, Saginaw, Michigan 48604 USA

Ph: 989.752.3077 | Toll Free:877.308.3077


Universal Engineering / Devlieg Microbore

Universal/Devlieg Inc.

What is Boring?

Boring is the machining process of enlarging a pre-drilled or pre-cast hole with a single-point cutting tool or boring head. A boring machine produces smooth and accurate holes in a part with a bore, using a single cutting tip of steel, cemented carbide, or diamond. The most common boring tools are braces, bits, and gimlets. A joiner can use different chisels for boring work as well. Hand boring tools are powered by hand pressure while an electric power dill obtains power from electricity and battery. It is essential to keep your cutting parts sharp for accurate results. The different types of boring methods are:

• Displacement boring

• Wash boring

• Auger boring

• Rotary drilling

• Percussion drilling

• Continuous sampling


Vertical boring mills are often large in size and uses a rotating piece attached to a horizontal table. The tool head is in direct contact with the item to be bored. The borer is able to travel upwards or downwards, depending on the needs of the operation. A vertical milling machine is a precision tool used for shaping and fabrication of metallic parts. Other materials such as plastics can also be machined depending upon tooling and material.


A horizontal boring machine or horizontal boring mill bores holes in a horizontal direction. The three main types are table, planer, and floor. The table type is the most common and versatile, making it the most universal type.


Universal DeVlieg provides innovative and cost-cutting tool holding and high precision boring solutions to the machine tool industry, servicing a diversified customer base. The combination of over 32,000 active part numbers, over 10,000 standard items, and our technical support staff deliver design engineering expertise that is unmatched in the industry. To learn more about Universal DeVlieg, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 877.308.3077 or visit at universaldevlieg.com.